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SUBPART 201.1--PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE

(Revised August 28, 2014)

 

 



 201.104 Applicability.
 201.105 Issuance.
 201.105-3 Copies.
 201.107 Certifications.
 201.109 Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds – adjustment for inflation.
 201.170 Peer reviews.


201.104  Applicability.

The FAR and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) also apply to purchases and contracts by DoD contracting activities made in support of foreign military sales or North Atlantic Treaty Organization cooperative projects without regard to the nature or sources of funds obligated, unless otherwise specified in this regulation.

 

201.105  Issuance.

 

201.105-3  Copies.

The DFARS and the DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) are available electronically via the World Wide Web at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/index.htm.

 

201.107  Certifications.

In accordance with 41 U.S.C. 1304, a new requirement for a certification by a contractor or offeror may not be included in the DFARS unless—

 

      (1)  The certification requirement is specifically imposed by statute; or

 

      (2)  Written justification for such certification is provided to the Secretary of Defense by the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), and the Secretary of Defense approves in writing the inclusion of such certification requirement.

 

201.109  Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds – adjustment for inflation.

 

      (a)  Section 814(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81) requires that the threshold established in 10 U.S.C. 2253(a)(2) for the acquisition of right-hand drive passenger sedans be included in the list of dollar thresholds that are subject to adjustment for inflation in accordance with the requirements of 41 U.S.C. 1908, and is adjusted pursuant to such provisions, as appropriate.

 

      (d)  A matrix showing the most recent escalation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds is available at PGI 201.109 (DFARS/PGI view).

 

201.170  Peer reviews.

 

      (a)  DoD peer reviews..

 

              (1)  The Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, will organize teams of reviewers and facilitate peer reviews for solicitations and contracts, as follows using the procedures at PGI 201.170 (DFARS/PGI view)—

 

                    (i)  Preaward peer reviews for competitive procurements will be conducted in three phases for all solicitations valued at $1 billion or more; 

 

                    (ii)  Preaward peer reviews for noncompetitive procurements will be conducted in two phases for new contract actions valued at $500 million or more; and

 

                    (iii)  Postaward peer reviews will be conducted for all contracts for services valued at $1 billion or more.

 

              (2)  To facilitate planning for peer reviews, the military departments and defense agencies shall provide a rolling annual forecast of acquisitions that will be subject to DoD peer reviews at the end of each quarter (i.e., March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31), to the Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting) via email to osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.peer-reviews@mail.mil.

 

      (b)  Component peer reviews.  The military departments and defense agencies shall establish procedures for—

 

              (1)  Preaward peer reviews of solicitations for competitive procurements valued at less than $1 billion;

 

              (2)  Preaward peer reviews for noncompetitive procurements valued at less than $500 million; and

 

              (3)  Postaward peer reviews of all contracts for services valued at less than $1 billion.

 

 


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